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- File Size: 550 KB
- Print Length: 324 pages
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- Publisher: Victorian London Ebooks (1 Jan. 1853)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004VMUUD0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #217,097 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Curiosities of London Life (Victorian London Ebooks Book 3) Kindle Edition
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This edition has a fully active table of contents so that you can easily locate any pieces that you are interested in and want to read again. I beleive that this was quite popular on first publication but as with many other works has fallen by the wayside, over the years. What is so good about this book though is that Manby Smith really brings what he is talking about to life. You can easily envision the characters that he mentions and what things must have been like. He tells us of a trip on an omnibus, both below and on the top deck. He shows us people trying to make an honest living, and others making a dishonest one. From doctoring booze to scams that were practised on the unwary, you also find that junk mail is nothing new, and neither is the phenomenon of people having the plants stolen out of their gardens.
Currently there seems to have been an upsurge of interest in the Victorian period, especially with costume dramas and novels, and this book may better help you get a feel and taste of the era. If you are interested in the history of London, the Victorian period, and indeed if you are writing a novel of the period, this book will probably be of much use to you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have enjoyed this series of books,this book is a series of sketches to be dipped into rather than read in one go. But it does give a good insight into Victorian London. Read morePublished on 11 Nov. 2014 by Brian
Sorry not for me could not pass the first forty pages far too much detail in this book becomes a task rather than enjoyment of readingPublished on 17 April 2014 by john d
A fascinating well written book. It made me wish I could travel back in time to witness these curiosities first hand.Published on 6 Sept. 2013 by Amazon Customer
Once again an interesting approach to the ordinary lifes of Nineteenth century London and a good basis for research into thinling.Published on 22 Jan. 2013 by M. J. Carter
Disappointing.......found it pretty dated and soon got bored and gave up half way through. Just not my kind of read I guess.Published on 5 Jan. 2013 by Carole A
A great insight to those times and how unfortunate people had to struggle to make ends meet. No benefits or welfare state to rely onPublished on 11 Nov. 2012 by mystryman
Regular readers will be aware that I value non-fiction for its research merits, but not every factual book is made equal. Read morePublished on 5 Aug. 2012 by Alex Roddie
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